• Short Summary

    United States heavyweight boxers Muhammad Ali and Mac Foster exchanged insults at the weigh-in on Friday (March 31) for their non-title fight in Tokyo, Japan, the following day.

  • Description

    1.
    LV INT foster onto scales
    0.26

    2.
    SV Foster in dressing gown with announcement of weight
    0.32

    3.
    SCU Ali takes off gown and steps onto scales, raises hand, saying "in five"; on scales (2 shots)
    0.53

    4.
    SV Ali off scales ZOOM TO foster--Ali insisting "Round Five"
    1.17

    5.
    SV Ali and Foster nearing slanging match
    1.53



    Initials BB/0340 WLW/AW/BB/0300


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States heavyweight boxers Muhammad Ali and Mac Foster exchanged insults at the weigh-in on Friday (March 31) for their non-title fight in Tokyo, Japan, the following day. Foster, a former soldier, who has won 30 of his 31 fights on knockouts, weighted in at 211 3/4 pounds (96 kilograms). Ali, formerly Cassius Clay and a world heavyweight champion, tipped the scales at 226 pounds (102 kilograms). He shouted insults at Foster, at held up five fingers--indicating he was going to win in the fifth round.

    Ali did win the fight the following night--but only on points, after being taken the full fifteen rounds by Foster.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA25W3F26SB5MG9YQQFLP1OXIZP
    Media URN:
    VLVA25W3F26SB5MG9YQQFLP1OXIZP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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